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Post time 2018-1-11 08:35:47 |Display all floors
For all the shortcomings the constitution of the USA might have and the failures to practice it in real life, I think the best features of the USA - in its spirit and its true strength comes from what are  known as the Amendments and bill of rights. I like and admire particularly those from 1-9. It is by gradually undermining these that the USA has gotten into the current mess. Seems like many thinking, smart USAnians are getting back to the basics of the Constitution. I think more countries can adopt them. The failures to implement the Constitution does not take away its values - worth keeping and even spreading around the world.
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cmknight Post time: 2018-1-10 14:54
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KIyer Post time: 2018-1-10 16:35
For all the shortcomings the constitution of the USA might have and the failures to practice it in r ...

The US constitution was written by oligarchs for oligarchs.
It is the common man who has to fight any wars or battles the rich deem necessary to
protect their personal fortunes.
Do you really think the 2nd amendment is attuned to today's world?
No.
It was put in place so the common man could slaughter the native Americans to make
way for the oligarchs to take over the land from the Native Americans way back in the
18th and 19th centuries.
Their is no other way to make practical sense of this heinous amendment.

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Post time 2018-1-12 20:20:39 |Display all floors
Happy New Year Robert.  I concur on the gist of your post.  
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Ratfink Post time: 2018-1-12 04:20
Happy New Year Robert.  I concur on the gist of your post.

Happy New Years to you too.
I'm glad we can agree on this.
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Post time 2018-1-12 21:23:55 |Display all floors
The Second Amendment provides U.S. citizens the right to bear arms. Ratified in December 1791, the amendment says: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The Second Amendment was created so that the states could form militias or armies to destroy insurrections or slave rebellions because the federal government had no standing military for a long time. The Founding Fathers were frightened by a standing army, because they feared coups.
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robert237 Post time: 2018-1-12 21:37
The US constitution was written by oligarchs for oligarchs.
It is the common man who has to fight  ...

it does not matter who wrote it or what the motive was, if WHAT is written makes sense and can be used to create a better society. If a thief wrote 'Thou shall not steal', I would agree with the statement, while not agreeing with the actions of the writer.. We don't throw the baby out with the bath water.

So, I think the constitution of the USA that is about true equality and freedom for all is worth implementing..
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